Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit approved the enforcement of sanctions against people who did not receive the covid-19 shot in an effort to encourage vaccinations even if it has no effect on public health or infection levels reports Haaretz.. In light of the decision, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz are mulling bringing additional restrictions against the non-vaccinated to a coalition vote.
Legal sources told Haaretz that a framework was given to limit the freedom of movement that will be enforced by the government. They will be able to get legal approval to restrict the movement of the non-vaccinated in commercial areas as well as non-essential locations. However, the government will not be allowed to impose a lockdown on people that were not vaccinated exclusively. Additionally, there will not be a limit to the financial incentives that the government will offer those who did get the jab.
This development comes on the heels of a report by Israel365 whereby a Knesset Member said that the Jewish State was preparing ‘concentration camps’ for t he roughly 5 million Israelis who aren’t vaccinated.